Remembering the 1975 shipwreck

The annual memorial beacon lighting ceremony at Split Rock Lighthouse in Two Harbors, Minnesota, to commemorate the sinking of the freighter S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald and the loss of her 29 crew members, will be held virtually this year.  Read the full story by Hometown...

Watch migrating hawks from Toronto, says biologist

A wildlife biologist is finding easy-to-access spots within Toronto, Ontario, where people can go look for migrating hawks, falcons, vultures, eagles and other raptors. The birds prefer to skirt, rather than cross, the immense Lake Ontario on their way south for the...

Supercomputing tackles plastic in the Great Lakes

Researchers from Pennsylvania State University at Behrend and the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) have leveraged the Comet system at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) to examine the distribution of plastics in one of the Great Lakes: Lake Erie. Read...